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Department of Chiropractic

International Students

Deciding to study overseas requires research and planning. There is much to be considered. Macquarie University, the Department of Chiropractic and our International agents have simplified the application process and can provide answers to all of your questions, from visa requirements, through to registering for practise in your home state or province.

Why Study Chiropractic in Australia?

Macquarie University, located in Sydney Australia, offers students an opportunity to undertake internationally recognised Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies in Chiropractic. As one of the few Universities world wide offering Chiropractic education up to PhD level, students can be assured of the highest standard of quality. With exceptional equipment and clinical facilities, internationally recognised staff and a student satisfaction rating second to none, choosing Macquarie is made simple.

Chiropractic Program Overview

Students wishing to gain registration as a chiropractor in Australia and New Zealand must complete a minimum 5 years of tertiary education at an accredited provider. Macquarie's program structure involves completion of the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and completion of the Master of Chiropractic. Combined, these two degrees, taken over five years, are equivalent to the Doctor of Chiropractic offered at overseas institutions. Students undertake 12 months of clinical practice at one of our five Chiropractic Clinics prior to graduation.

Students wishing to practice in other countries such as the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, US or Asia will need to in most cases undertake additional theory and practical examinations to demonstrate proficiency in their knowledge of chiropractic.

Making the Leap

To aid students, we have developed specific details on some countries that we have vast amounts of students from.

Swedish Students

Find out more about whats needed to become a registered Chiropractor in Sweden.

Canadian Students

Links to Canadian Agents and the Canadian Board Examination details.

Norwegian Students

Find out how the Bachelor of Physiology approved by the Norwegian Physiotherapist Association can assist students in speeding up their Chiropractic degree.

How do I apply?

All programs commence in late February / early March with enrolment in mid-February through Estudent. From 2012 the university has introduced a mid-year in-take into the B Chiro Science program, however it is compulsory for students to obtain academic advice before enrolment. There is no mid-year in-take into the Master of Chiropractic.


Macquarie University has one of the most generous scholarship programs in the country, and provides opportunities each year to many students to undertake studies at Macquarie University. Macquarie University has two separate scholarship schemes for international undergrad and postgrad studentes. Visit the Macquarie University Scholarships page to find out more.

The Department of Chiropractic also has scholarships that are awarded by the profession. Visit the Department's scholarship page to find out more.